Today I had to share my obsession with reuse and repurposing… either that or I’m a hoarder I haven’t quite figured that out yet or at least come to terms with “hoarding”. I turned literal trash into a centerpiece and then into stuffed animal toy storage. Yeah I know. I have issues.
I originally found this plant hanger next to the trash by the side of our house when we first moved in last year. I ended up cleaning it up, painting it, embellishing it, and using it as an outdoor chandelier for my daughter’s outdoor summer birthday party. It was hung in the center of a tent with a nice adult seating area and turned out quite lovely.
I didn’t want to throw it away so I ended up hanging it in my daughter’s room for stuffed animal toy storage. It worked out perfectly because it matched the butterfly wall art, stenciled burlap butterfly wall art, I made and ceiling fan that I installed. Since I used the pearls and beads sparingly when decorating the chandelier, small stuffed animals can easily be taken in and out. My daughter loves it and calls it her hanging zoo (and sometimes her hanging jail, but zoo is much nicer).
When I first saw that pile of unwanted trash, I would have never thought I’d be hanging it in my toddler’s room, but it worked out! This old plant hanger, once dirty and trashy, is now a sweet treasure that I think my daughter will have for several years to come.